Troop 200 – adventure is waiting.

If you are an Arrow-Of-Light or Webelo that’s looking to continue your scouting experience, or if you are a boy who is curious about Boy Scouts, read this and you’ll get an idea of what sets Troop 200 apart from other troops in the area and why joining Troop 200 is setting you up for a life of adventure.

For Boys…

Bored and tired of the same old stuff?  Troop 200 might be what you’re looking for.  We pick the things we do as a troop, so there is always something new and different to do. 

A typical Monday night meeting may include:  learning fire building skills, playing manhunt, pulling electronics apart to see how they work or hearing from engineers, State Troopers, lawyers or veterans.  Whatever we do is decided by our scouts.  You can read our blogs to get an idea of what we’re all about.

Every been on a camping trip and run out of firewood?  That didn’t stop us, we rallied the troop and our scouts came to the rescue!

For Parents…

Scouting encourages a well-rounded balance of activities, your son doesn’t have to attend every Scouting event or meeting because we understand how busy life is!  The good news is, Scouts progress at their own pace and gives the boys opportunities to…

  1. develop leadership and communication skills.
  2. learn responsibility and trouble shooting skills.
  3. get involved by serving the community via community service projects.
  4. expand their knowledge by trying new things and going new places.
  5. build skills and self reliance that will serve them their entire lives.

Since 1955, we’ve had 91 scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout.  Scouts who earn the rank of Eagle Scout find that it opens doors for them for the rest of their lives.  By the time your son is applying to college, he will find that Scouting has given him a rich resume of experience, service and achievement.

You’re busy…we totally get it.

           beach jam (wildwood)

Travel teams, music lessons, martial arts…these days kids are doing so much. Just remember Scouting is as much who you are as what you do. It provides an escape from the school-sports hamster wheel, some space for kids to be kids! 

In our troop most Boy Scouts are active other activities e.g. cross     country and track, fencing, wrestling, basketball, football, SKIT, marching band, martial arts, etc.  but they always seem to make time for scouting because THEY see the value in it.  It’s perfectly OK to be focused on a sport or another activity for part of the year. It’s normal and doesn’t prevent Scouts reaching Eagle.

Give it a try…you won’t regret it!

If you are a graduating Arrow-of-Light Scout – CONGRATULATIONS – a Webelo looking for a troop to crossover to, or 11 years old or older…come to one of our weekly meetings at Immaculate Conception Church in Annandale.  We’ll also be having a few open house events and activities for you to come check us out.  We think you’ll like it enough to stick around.

For more information, or to find a troop closer to you go here:  BSA Find a Troop